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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #51- Village in Europe

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Old 10-10-2002, 07:59 PM
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So many fine pictures!

Visual Eyes: My first graphics editing program came in a bundle I picked up a few years back. It was PM Painter by STOIK. The rest of the bundle was pretty cheesy but PM Painter was great. I always think well of Stoik for the ease of use of that program but felt that no-one else had heard of them, or would take the name seriously, so it was nice to see that you know them too.

I think I'll do another village, using PM Painter this time.

Phyllis: you always bring such vivid and vibrant pictures. This one has the feel of an animation cel, especially the light from the (new found) lamp.
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Old 10-10-2002, 11:57 PM
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Anisotropic Diffuse Revisited

Truman says:

<<I haven't had much success using anistrophic diffuse. I'm sure I'm missing something, but the effect is pretty minimal whenever I apply it, especially on larger images. Perhaps you could provide some instruction?>>

Well you got the effect the long way around...just goes to show you that a filter is just a one-click shortcut and the effects can be created in other ways.

To get a noticeable effect out of anisotropic diffuse you need sharp edges and/or noise in a picture. It worked on the pic of the house since the bricks had all those edges. If you want to get the effect on a picture without noise or lots of edges, then sharpen it very crisply first. Or just add noise and see multi-colored little wiggly worms fill in all the areas of the pic like an overall texture.

As I said elsewhere, the only problem with anisodiffuse is that it leaves seams. But just turn your canvas 90 deg and reapply and they will go away. The second application does little but make it slightly more blurred, which can be fixed easily with unsharp mask (top slider to middle or right and middle slider barely moved (.1 - .4 depending on picture size).

If you are working on a big picture with a lot of pixels the anisodiffuse effect will be less noticeable than on one with fewer pixels, so it's better for online pics than for printed ones.

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Old 10-11-2002, 01:57 AM
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Autumn in the Village

Trimoon, it's hard to believe you did those with just filters...they look like you used brushes and painted your heart out! Congratulations! They turned out terrific!

You inspired me to try a bunch of filters with no plan in mind just to see what might happen. Since some of the filters/blending turned the trees in background blue, and they refused to turn green without fading away, I said the heck with it and just decided to make it autumn!

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Old 10-11-2002, 06:30 AM
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Phyllis; That is a keeper.
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Old 10-11-2002, 07:49 AM
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Colorful village!
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Old 10-11-2002, 08:36 AM
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I just kept applying filters and layers
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Old 10-11-2002, 05:57 PM
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That roof looks wa-ay better in blue the way you did it.
Very nice.
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Old 10-11-2002, 08:43 PM
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Sort of an abstract colorful version.
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Old 10-11-2002, 10:20 PM
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What wonderful artistic interpretations I love them all!!!
I fooled around with several filters. So many I can't remember them all. One thing I usually do is to prepare the image by applying smart blur and adjusting so it's not too distorted. To me it seems the filters work better if this is done first. On this one I wanted to have the detail NOT so detailed, keeping soft lines. I don't know what it's supposed to look like, but I sort of liked it. My small contribution. Thanks everyone, thanks, Danny

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Old 10-11-2002, 10:29 PM
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Using my first entry, I went to image adjustment, invert. Color dodge. Filter, blur, gaussian, I think I had the slider all the way to the right. I used the burn tool, midtones, to bring out a little more of the image, but not too much. I hope this makes sense. Had fun which is the object of this forum. Thanks again to everyone for making this forum so enjoyable and such a learning experience.

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Old 10-11-2002, 10:41 PM
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wow, those are both beautiful Wanda!!

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Old 10-12-2002, 07:56 AM
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Wow

What a great batch of entries. I really like them all. What a fun project..

Wanda I really like your pastel version..

I thought I would try something different.. This is supposed to look like one of those sloppy wet looking hand tinted sketches..Don't know if it does or not but here it is..

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Old 10-12-2002, 09:09 AM
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David, Jerry, thank you for your encouraging words This really is a fun forum isn't it

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Old 10-12-2002, 09:13 AM
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Jerry, I'm impressed I think you accomplished what you were going for. Really nice. I wonder how that would print. Would really be pretty in a frame

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Old 10-12-2002, 09:38 AM
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Jerry, very nice. You succeeded in getting that wet puddles look all right, while keeping other lines sharp. Can you recall how you did that?

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